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February 7, 2016 12:42 pm

Social Experiment Reveals Unanimous Israeli Integrity, Kindness Towards ‘Blind’ Man (VIDEO)

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Israel's 20 shekel bill. Photo: WikiCommons.

An Israeli 20-shekel bill. Photo: WikiCommons.

A social experiment conducted in Israel recently showed Israelis unanimously helping a man who was posing as blind and appearing to have mistaken a large shekel bill for a small one.

A video of the experiment, posted on Facebook by pro-Israel group StandWithUs, shows the man posing as a blind student asking strangers to break a 20-shekel bill, which was actually a 100 shekel note. In the footage, every single person he stopped on the street — including some who approached to ask if he needed help — pointed out that the bill he was holding was, in fact, a 100 shekel bill. One man even gave him an additional 20 shekels.

Other passersby behaved in exactly the same way when the same experiment was conducted with a 200-shekel bill.

StandWithUs said the concept for the test was borrowed from an American TV show, in which an actor pretended to be blind and asked strangers to break a $5 bill, which was actually $100. Unlike in Israel, many Americans took advantage of the situation.

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  • Al Talena

    I used to ask my NYC public h.s. students what they would do if they saw someone drop a $50 bill. At least half said they wold pick it up and keep it. Those with affiliations to some typr of religion said they would tell the person he dropped the money.

  • stevenl

    The same as in the US would probably happen in many other countries!

  • Carl

    This should be repeated in Europe and an assortment of Arab countries. Any wagers on the result?

  • Beautiful people, with beautiful hearts, these chosen people of God.

    • Daniel U MacDonald

      G-D’s greatest gift to humanity: The Jewish people. Baruch Hashem!

  • danny kid

    Here in Australia would be the same honesty …… except with Muslims. They would collect their jizya.

  • “You shall not place a stepping stone before the blind.”

    The generalization we derive from this is that one should never take advantage of another person’s weaknesses or limitations.

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